View Full Version : How many air cannons do you all use?

02-10-2007, 07:51 PM
Hey everyone,

Do you guys use a lot of air cannons throughout your haunts? I'm curious to get a consensus on how many are in each haunt....


02-10-2007, 08:29 PM
we had one last yr.this yr we will have 3.very effective prop

02-10-2007, 08:52 PM
We don't have any...

...but they are fun to use!

Mike Bizub
02-10-2007, 10:12 PM
Orr last haunt 7500 sq ft had 3. Personaly I love them. They are inexpensive, you can hide them anywhere and it gets them every time

02-10-2007, 10:18 PM
I used 5 last year across 6 houses. But then again I manufacture them, so I consider it research :twisted: There is nothing I like more than seeing tough guys hit the floor by my creations. I don't act so I have to scare from behind the walls, boy is it fun.

Jim Warfield
02-11-2007, 12:22 AM
I thankfull, only have room in my pants for one air cannon and it must face backwards away from me the way it acts.
Groan menn run away wimmenn faint and have to be rushed away and quickly checked in to a convent. chickens lay square eggs, and these were the roosters!

Raycliff Manor
02-11-2007, 07:25 AM
We have only used one so far, but we are looking at the possibility of adding one or two more this year. The one we used was definitely extremely effective! :twisted:


02-11-2007, 11:46 AM
We used one this year, from Brian @ Evilusions, worked great! Looking at adding at least one more this year.

02-12-2007, 07:46 AM
This will be our first year using air cannons and we're using two. I'm trying to find innovative ways of using them.
I started a thread similiar to this awhile ago:


When I bought the first one, the chairperson on the board thought that one more would be great. I wasn't so sure since I don't like to keep repeating the same type of scare. But, after asking here how the cannons can be used, I agreed with the chairperson that two would be great to have.

02-12-2007, 09:14 PM
Thanks everyone. So most people seem to use just a couple... I do know they work well, and can be used in a variety of ways and situations effectively.


Jim Warfield
02-12-2007, 10:41 PM
My loud sound-defect didn't used to be an air cannon, it was a 1/2 horse power electric motor spinning a big chain against the side of an empty 500 gallon steel drum, it also doubled as my door bell at one time.
I had it for a basement display too a flashing light illuminated two World War one machine gunners, it was the only time two of my long-term helpers here were ever scared, they said, the first time I introduced them to it as it was operating.
Now my doorbell is portable, in my pocket, a very small barrel with a small electrical motor, no machine gunners, though.

02-26-2007, 08:01 AM
We only have one...when it works

02-26-2007, 09:17 PM
Something new'
Try using an Automotive body shop air hammer!
Small and loud!

02-27-2007, 07:40 AM
Something new'
Try using an Automotive body shop air hammer!
Small and loud!

I actually built one of those into a metal floor, pointed it at the floor and made it loud and vibrate in the electric chair scene.

Jim Warfield
02-27-2007, 08:03 AM
I once bought a brand new Wagoner paint scraper for $3.00 at a Salvation Army Store, it's small, noisey, the business-end only moves about 1/4 of an inch back and forth real fast. I hung a scrap of thick steel on wires infront of this inside a box and it makes a ringing bell-sound plus the mechanical sounding clang of something happening very quickly?
It works.
I think most designed noise-makers will be tending to shake themselves apart or destroy themselves so build them well.